Research: 53% UK gamers watch others play online

Video game playing rose to a new level in 2020, with UK consumers’ time playing up 4 per cent on the previous year.

The desire to stay connected and entertained while stuck at home during the pandemic has driven online gaming popularity – more than a third of UK gamers (37 per cent) have made new friends through online gaming in the last year. Gamers in the UK are now playing video games an average of seven hours 10 minutes each week according to the State of Online Gaming 2021, a report commissioned by Limelight Networks on global gaming preferences and habits.

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